The F-4X Phantom II is an advanced F-4E Phantom II derivative proposed under the joint Israeli-American project Peace Jack, which called for the development of an F-4 allowing Israel to conduct reconnaissance over its neighboring countries. It was capable of flying at Mach 3 speeds, and was rumored to become a new interceptor aircraft because of its capabilities. However, it was believed that the F-4X would become a potential competitive threat to the SR-71 Blackbird, a fact that, combined with the development of the F-15 Eagle eventually killed Project Peace Jack in 1974.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung WarEdit
The aircraft is one of the game's rarest AI-controlled fighters, appearing solely in mission #9, "Lit Fuse", when a single F-4X appears from the northeast during the Osean Army's siege on the Yuktobanian fortress. Said aircraft will respawn indefinitely once destroyed.
The F-4X is the final aircraft of the F-4E Phantom II aircraft family, unlocked upon filling the F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel's Kill Bar (roughly 47,450 pts.) It is notable for being the most maneuverable aircraft of the Phantom family with a (rather acceptable) score of 52 points. As well, it is the Phantom variant most fit for air combat, with a score of 73. It comes equipped with XMAA missiles, allowing it to compete with most high-tier fighters, such as the F-22A Raptor.
- Speed: 83
- Mobility: 54
- Stability: 61
- Defense: 60
- Air-to-Air: 73
- Air-to-Ground: 37
- Osea: Metallic gray.
- Razgriz: Black with red tail flap.
- Yuktobanian: Light/dark blue.
- The Osean color of the F-4X, if not the aircraft itself, was used in the reveal trailer of Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War by the secondary members of the Silber Squadron.
|F-* Line of Aircraft in the Ace Combat series|
|Lockheed Martin||F-2A Viper Zero • F-16XL • F-16C Fighting Falcon • F-16F Fighting Falcon F-16C Block 60 • F-22A Raptor • FB-22 Strike Raptor • F-35B Lightning II • F-35C Lightning II • F-117A Nighthawk|
|Northrop Grumman||F-5E Tiger II • F-14A Tomcat (Bombcat | Super Tomcat) • F-20A Tigershark • F6F Hellcat|
|McDonnell Douglas||F-15C Eagle • F-15E Strike Eagle • F-15S/MTD • F-4E Phantom II • F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel • F-4X •|
F/A-18C Hornet (18D Hornet | 18E Super Hornet | 18F Super Hornet)
|Fictional||F-16XF Gyrfalcon • F-16XA Sakerfalcon • F-22C Raptor II • F-A Stealth Fighter • F-C Talon • F-E Talon II • F-G Hawk • F-H Hunter II • FZ-23 Stinger • F/A-18U Hornet ADV • F/A-18I Hornet • F/A-32C Erne|